HUMAN-MONKEY EMBRYOS - WHAT COULD GO WRONG?
AHA DISOWNS DAWKINS
THROWING THAT ASS BACK WITH PETER SINGER
Speaking of ethical questions, the brilliant Peter Singer, who actually wrote a great article on the ethics of CRISPR back in 2019, has breathed new life into an ancient novel.
Peter and his colleagues have edited Apuleius’ The Golden Ass for a modern audience. The story is about a character named Lucius who accidentally turns himself into a donkey. It’s an example of ancient empathy for animals and shows a deep understanding of animal suffering.
Peter’s work on animal ethics is desperately needed right now. Consider the fact that New Zealand has just announced it will ban live cattle exports, but Australia has no plans to do the same. This makes Australia more competitive in gaining lucrative trade deals with China, but is the profit worth the suffering?
PS. You can see Peter on-stage or online this August at our tour An Evening with Peter Singer.